Alexa Horochowski | Nomeacuerdo (I-don’t-remember-land)
HAIR + NAILS presents Alexa Horochowski — Nomeacuerdo (I-don’t-remember-land), a solo art exhibition of new sculpture and video by the Minneapolis artist
Nomeacuerdo (I-don’t-remember-land) — an exhibition of new objects, digital prints, and video — is Horochowski’s first exhibition with HAIR+NAILS; a total take-over of the gallery’s storefront in South Minneapolis, not far from the artist’s home studio. H+N has long admired Horochowski’s virtuosic wrestling with diverse materials, object-making both absurd and practical, ideas both poetic and urgently political. The exhibition’s title is drawn from a childrens’ song by a well-known poet from the artist’s childhood home, Argentina. Informed by a life immersed in radically different landscapes — the desolate Argentine fringes of Patagonia’s Atlantic coast and the fertile Midwest woodlands hugging the great lakes — chance encounters with various materials, natural or man-made, often provide a starting point for the artist’s works in sculpture and video. Working at the intersection of what is human and what is not, Horochowski’s work bridges national borders by considering the landscape and human condition from a global perspective.
In the artist’s words: “Warning of the ramifications of climate change, I aspire to question the sustainability of a consumer society that exacerbates inequality and degrades the environment. Through this lens, human-kind and its impact on the earth can be viewed as yet another natural force, creating and unleashing materials and substances that are moved around the globe by the jet stream, ocean currents or even industrial systems heedless of how we might define a landscape as urban or rural, developed or undeveloped. “
About the Artist
Alexa Horochowski is a dual citizen of Argentina and the United States. Her art practice includes sculpture, photography and video. Artist residencies at Forest Island Project, Mammoth Lakes, CA (2018), MAM, Chiloé (2017), CASAPOLI, Coliúmo (2013) significantly impacted her material and geopolitical research into the interrelationship between the environment and humankind.
Horochowski holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Art and Journalism from the University of Missouri. She has produced installations at, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN; The Rochester Art Center, Rochester MN; The Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN; The Drawing Center, NYC; Braga Menéndez Gallery, Buenos Aires; Diverseworks, Houston. Selected fellowships include an Efroymson Artist Fellowship (2018), three McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships (2019/2014/2003), Artist Initiative Grants (2014/2012), and a Bush Artist Fellowship (2004). Horochowski teaches studio arts at St. Cloud State University.
This exhibition is available by appointment through March 27. Appointments can be scheduled 7 days/week via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covid-19 Safety Plan
Hair+ Nails has the following protocols in place for the safety of patrons and staff
- air circulated by central air, open doors, and HEPA air purifiers with uvc light. Gallery aired out with gap time between visitors.
- masks required in the gallery. Individually-wrapped new masks provided. 6-foot social distancing.
- several hand-sanitizing stations and a hand-washing sink in the gallery.
- wipedowns with 91% isopropyl alcohol of doorknobs and any touch surfaces between visitors.
- Continuing consultation of CDC and MDH. Adjusting plans accordingly as advised.
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